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Anyone near me that I can tour
« on: September 21, 2021, 06:50:07 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm new to the sawmilling industry and have no experience in it, or forestry.  Have been doing research since early June and learning a lot about how all the equipment works together.

My goal is to setup a stationary mill with kiln drying and a planer.  Also I plan on taking the grading course to be able to grade my lumber.   

Wondering if there is anyone near me that I could visit and see your mill in operation to better understand the process.  I'm near Pointe-a-la-Croix, Quebec.

Thanks for taking the time,

J


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Re: Anyone near me that I can tour
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 06:52:54 PM »
Welcome to the FF .
I am a little far from you, but you are always welcome to visit.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 07:33:39 PM »
   Good luck. I think you have a great plan to visit working mills to better understand the process and equipment. I hope it all works out well for you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 07:44:15 PM »
Member @isawlogs is up your way, in or near Chelsea Quebec.

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 03:34:08 PM »
Also a significant distance from you, As well as a beginner, I also have no experience in forestry or sawing other than firewood/chainsaw, Unlike you I have been researching mills, sharpeners, and setters for less than a month. There is a world of hands-on experience shared here on this Forum. U-tube videos and such. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 08:57:25 PM »
Thank you for the offers, replies.  Hopefully there is someone a little closer that comes along.

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2021, 09:05:52 PM »
Just to clarify something I saw there. You can take a hardwood grading course and grade for appearance. Structural lumber is normally graded through an audited program, much more involved than just taking a class.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 08:08:05 PM »
Just to clarify something I saw there. You can take a hardwood grading course and grade for appearance. Structural lumber is normally graded through an audited program, much more involved than just taking a class.
From what I understand, it's a 2 week course for structural lumber, then you have to be a member of a grading association that will inspect you monthly.  This is the kind of grading that I'd like to do, since it will allow my wood to be used for construction.


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